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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.

Words in the News Quiz
5 High School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Xenophobe

Chicanery

Mitosis

Incognito


2. Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Mitosis

Incognito

Contradiction

Nonsectarian


3. To proceed completely around:

Totalitarian

Circumlocution

Churlish

Circumnavigate


4. To make an accusation against.

Quasar

Impeach

Tempestuous

Irony


5. The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

Filibuster

Chromosome

Plasma

Jejune


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This Week's Word In The News 

STATUTE

DEFINITION:
A written law passed by a legislative body.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Why Hernandez, mayor of Miami-Dade County’s second-largest city, can’t be charged with violating Florida’s loan-sharking laws is clear: The statute of limitations — one year — ran out long ago.
The Miami Herald, 04/21/2014



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